Last week, Ald. Carlos Rosa announced his plans to envoke Rule 41 to finally free the CPAC ordinance from the Public Safety Committee and force the City Council to vote on the bill on Wed, Oct 31st. Ald Reboyras, the chair of that committee, has called for an emergency meeting of the city council on Monday at Noon to block the vote from happening. Arrive at 10:30 AM to sign up to speak.
After five public hearings dominated by support for CPAC, after mobilizing thousands in the streets on Black Friday and other major rallies, after garnering 55,000 supporters in every ward (more than *any other* police accountability ordinance) – the City Council refuses to acknowledge the overwhelming support for community control of the police. In the wake of the conviction of Jason Van Dyke, the people are demanding systemic change and real accountability. Members of the city council continue to enable police murders and police violence by refusing to stand on the side of justice.
Everyone in the greater Chicago area needs to get on their phone, call Ald. Ariel Reboyras, Chair of the Public Safety Committee and demand that he allow CPAC to get on the City Council floor for a vote Oct. 31, 2018. Ald. Reboyras’ phone number is: (773)794-3095.
Failure to allow this vote will be a slap in the face of every family affected by police murder and police torture, and we, and they, they won’t stand for it! The community has spoken: CPAC Now!